According to the National Institutes of Health, people have used marijuana, or cannabis, to treat their ailments for at least 3,000 years. However, we are still waiting to get recognized on a much bigger spcectrum in the medical field, although cannabidiol, a substance that is present in marijuana, received approval in June 2018 as a treatment for some types of epilepsy. A recent study published in the journal Addiction also found that use of marijuana is increasing sharply across the United States, although this rise may not be linked to the legalization of marijuana in participating states.Likely in Illinoise we are able to introduce cannabis as a solution medication to so many medical conditions. 

Marijuana itself has more than 100 active components. THC (which stands for tetrahydrocannabinol) is the chemical that causes the “high” that goes along with marijuana consumption. CBD-dominant strains have little or no THC, so patients report very little if any alteration in consciousness.

Patients do, however, report many benefits of CBD, from relieving insomnia, anxiety, spasticity, and pain to treating potentially life-threatening conditions such as epilepsy. One particular form of childhood epilepsy called Dravet syndrome is almost impossible to control, but responds dramatically to a CBD-dominant strain of marijuana called Charlotte’s Web. We carry CBD products in our store as well.

When people talk about medical marijuana, they’re referring to any part of a marijuana plant used to alleviate any health problem. People don’t use this to get high, but rather to ease their medical symptoms.

When cannabis is legally sold as medicine, it is typically no different from the type used for pleasure. However, new strains of medical marijuana have been specially developed with fewer chemicals that cause euphoria and more chemicals thought to provide other health benefits.

   We offer medical cannabis card at all 4 locations though the Illinois. Call us today to get your medical cannabis card.